CHINESE AMERICAN FILM SITES
Anna May Wong — Frosted Yellow Willows is Elaine Mae Woo’s documentary film about the legendary Chinese-American actress.
Deep Focus Productions — Filmmaker Arthur Dong has produced several excellent documentaries about Chinese-Americans. His recent film Hollywood Chinese chronicles depictions of Chinese in feature films.
LIFE IS FOR A LONG TIME by Li Ling-Ai chronicles the Ling-Ai’s parents Li Khai Fai and Kong Tai Heong, Chinese doctors who immigrated to Hawaii in the late 1800’s.
THE CHINESE CHOP by Juanita Sheridan is a vintage mystery set in New York. It is the first book in the Lily Wu series featuring a Chinese-American female detective with links to Hawaii (the subsequent three books take place in Hawaii). It is this book that set producer Robin Lung off on her journey of discovery.
OTHER FILMS OF INTEREST
NANKING is a documentary film about the 1937 Rape of Nanking and its aftermath by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. A powerful and emotional film that blends readings from first hand accounts with interviews of Chinese survivors and Japanese soldiers.
PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY is a documentary by Kimberlee Bassford about the remarkable journey of Patsy Mink, an Asian American woman who battled racism and sexism to redefine American politics.